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  1. VW Engine and Gearbox
    Hello I have done the timing kit on my vw golf 1.5 fsi mk5 twice now! The right nm new bolts everything me and brother have done a few in our past) And both times I’ve had to do it without locking the crank up which has knocked my TDC off my crank a tad and makes my engine run lumpy at idle...
  2. VW Engine and Gearbox
    Hello everyone, I am faced with the following issue for a 1.9 TDI BLS After I did my timing belt change, I noticed right away that hotstart is a little rough. Since then, I've noticed the following: hot start rough start engine shaking at ~1000 rpm higher fuel consumption ( 5-10% more) My...
  3. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    I bought the car with the engine misfiring (had 68k miles on it, and timing chain changed), only at the time I didn't know jack about it, so thought its normal. Later on got a bit more knowledgeable and knew what I was dealing with. I drive the car for one whole year and 10k miles with the...
  4. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    I seem to have a relatively slow pick up speed on my Golf. Below is the code from the OBD, I am very reluctant to think it is my timing, however I know I may be wrong, but I'd like to provide additional information for someone out there who is possibly, well obviously, far smarter than myself! I...
  5. New Members Introduce Yourself Here
    My Golf 5 MK5 2005 MY Produced 31/10/2015. Its a Petrol 1.6 FSI Sport BLF engine. 170000+ miles Recently did the timing chain myself... it has a 21mm 12 point socket on the crankshaft belt pulley bolt nut... This info is gold... I wrote 2015 LOL - 31/10/2005 apologies
  6. New Members Introduce Yourself Here
    Hi all, new one here, I’ve got a question regarding to what vw should be able to offer on a known fault with the TSI engines, as I've bought a scirocco second hand 3 years ago it's been serviced every year by vw since new (7 years old) and it's had a problem with the timing chain which vw are...
  7. New Members Introduce Yourself Here
    Hi all I'm new! I live in Carlisle, I run 2 vw lt35 2.5 box vans 03&05 plates. My 03 has just been in the garage with starting problems, head off job for snapped glow plugs :( it used to have lots of power before it went in, just bad to start, now its " gutless " had it back in again they...
  8. New Members Introduce Yourself Here
    Hi all. I have a polo 06 reg 1.2s 48000 miles on clock. Ran ok till thursday when had air con on just 5 mins from home the car starts to shake and judder with a misfire on a cylinder. Yellow engine light comes on then flashes. Got home and the radiator fan was not coming on and engine smelt a...
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